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The Library of Congress' Today in History page, always worth a daily visit, notes the Pierce anniversary along with that of the Battle of Chattanooga. (Not noted, remarkably: the most celebrated of Hail Mary passes.)
Granite State revelers: Hear "The Old Man of the Mountain" performed by the Mills Brothers.
UPDATE: Robert the Llama Butcher offers a Thurber connection to the Charge up Missionary Ridge. And while it has nothing to do with the Battle of Chattanooga, I would like to recommend the Thurber piece "A Friend to Alexander," about a man who dreams that Aaron Burr keeps picking fights with him at parties.
Meantime, thanks to Blimpish and to Random Jottings, both of which have been happily added to the bookmarks at left. (It's the least I could do!)